2020 College AIM College Trip Application
****Application Due Friday, January 24th at 11:59 pm. Late applications will not be accepted.****

Please read the application in its entirety, collect all necessary documents (SAT/ACT Score Reports and Transcript) and draft/edit all essays in word documents before completing the application. Please note that there is no option to save the application, so please prepare all items separately before completing the application.

Please use this application to apply to the following two overnight College AIM college trips:
- Mid-Atlantic Trip: February 13-18 (Howard, George Washington, American, Loyola (MD), Lehigh, Lafayette, Barnard, Mount Saint Vincent, Swarthmore)
- Northeast Trip: April 6-10 (Boston U, Tufts, Brandeis, Skidmore, Wesleyan, Trinity, Union, Skidmore and Holy Cross)

Participant requirements -- if you are selected for a trip, you are committing to the following:
1) Take take part in fundraising efforts to raise $100 per student prior to the trip.
2) Participate in one pre-trip parent/guardian meeting.
3) Participate in several pre-trip student meetings.
4) Take the both the SAT and ACT by June 2020
Meetings will be held at McNair High School.

If you have any questions regarding the trip or requirements, please contact Sam Aleinikoff via email at sam.aleinikoff@collegeaim.org.
Last Name *
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First Name *
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High School *
Date of Birth *
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Home Address *
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Current Grade -- Please note that all overnight college trips are intended for students who are presently in 11th grade *
How do you identify? *
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How do you identify? *
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Student and Parent/Guardian Contact Information
College AIM will communicate primarily via email, so please make sure students and parents/guardians check the listed email accounts daily.
Student Email Address *
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Student Phone Number *
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Parent/Guardian Name *
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Parent/Guardian Email Address *
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Parent/Guardian Phone Number *
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Academic Information
Please answer the questions below based on transcripts and official score reports. Do not estimate or guess. This may mean that you need to do some searching to find the requested information. Please leave time to do so ahead of the January 22nd submission deadline.
GPA (If your school uses a numerical average, you can use this instead) *
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Please list all AP/IB/Dual Enrollment Courses taken and indicate if each is AP/IB/Dual Enrollment (this does NOT include honors courses). If you have not taken any, that is alright, just type "none." *
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SAT Reading/Writing Score (if not taken, type "not taken") *
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SAT Math Score (if not taken, type "not taken") *
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ACT Composite Score (if not taken, type "not taken") *
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ACT English Score (if not taken, type "not taken") *
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ACT Math Score (if not taken, type "not taken") *
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ACT Reading Score (if not taken, type "not taken") *
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ACT Science Score (if not taken, type "not taken") *
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Extracurricular Activities, Work Experience and Family Responsibilities
Please list each activity and explain your role within the extracurricular activity. Include any work and family responsibilities -- including caring for younger siblings or family members. For each activity, list the activity, explain your role and the number of years you've been involved. List activities in order of importance to you and list up to five activities. If you do not have five activities/jobs/family responsibilities to list that is ok, just list as many as you have.
Activity 1 (List activity, explain role, years involved) *
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Activity 2 (List activity, explain role, years involved)
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Activity 3 (List activity, explain role, years involved)
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Activity 4 (List activity, explain role, years involved)
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Activity 5 (List activity, explain role, years involved)
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College Interests
What are you interested in studying in college? If you're undecided, that's okay! Just list the subjects that you might be interested in pursuing. *
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As you think about what colleges you might want to go to, what are the primary factors you consider? (Do you want to go in state or out of state, in a city or does that not matter, do you want to live at home or on campus, do you want small classes or big auditoriums, do you want an HBCU? Anything else you're considering?) *
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What college(s) are you thinking about applying to? Explain why you're considering or interested in each. *
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Family Demographics
Family Education - Please list the highest level of education for up to three siblings and both parents. If you do not have three siblings, you do not need to complete all three sections. If you are not in contact with one or more of your biological parents and cannot receive that information, you may leave that question blank as well.
Parent/Guardian 1 - Highest Educational Level *
Parent/Guardian 2 - Highest Educational Level *
Sibling 1 - Highest Educational Level *
Sibling 2 - Highest Educational Level *
Sibling 3 - Highest Educational Level *
Essays
Please draft each of the following two essays in a word document. Self-edit for grammar and style and have a teacher, parent or other adult help with editing. Make sure you stay within the word count. You want to put your best foot forward with these essays as they are the most important part of the application.

DO NOT SIMPLY TYPE THE ESSAYS IN THE BOXES BELOW WITHOUT FIRST DRAFTING AND EDITING.

Also, please note that while College AIM will consider your trip preference, ultimately you will be matched with a trip based on a number of factors.
Essay 1: Which trip would you prefer to attend and why? If you do not have a preference, you may state that as well. (Your response MUST BE 100-200 words) *
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Essay 2: Students often have a background, passion, challenge or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. Please share your story. (Your response MUST BE 500-650 words) *
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If there is any additional information that you would like to provide, please do so in the box below. *
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Signature
Type your first and last name below to indicate that all information provided in this form is valid and that your essays are your work. *
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